Malignant pleural effusion

What is Malignant pleural effusion?

Malignant pleural effusion is a condition in which cancer causes an abnormal amount of fluid to collect between the thin layers of tissue (pleura) lining the outside of the lung and the wall of the chest cavity.

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My dad is 72. He had the earliest stage 1 lung cancer 2 years ago "cured" by lobectomy. He has checked out fine until now. In April he got a very...

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Possibility of infection and cancer, both are there.

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what is a malignant pleural effusion?

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It is due to malignant infiltration of pleura.

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Ihave fluid inmy left lung...afer sputum test it doesn't show any tb symptoms...after taking ada it showed 85% iu/l...afrer seeig these results...

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Yes, you are having tubercular pleural effusion.

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